WINNIPEG – In an effort to eliminate waste and improve efficiencies in the health care system, the provincial government has awarded a contract to consulting firm KPMG LLP to conduct a review.
Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen tells 680 CJOB the current spending model is unsustainable and the planned cuts in federal transfer payments for healthcare are just another reason to do the review.
“The study is necessary regardless of that because we do have to ensure that the money currently in the system is being used effectively and being used well,” says Goertzen. “It’s an added concern, obviously in terms of what’s happening federally.”
Goertzen says every department will be under scrutiny.
They’re expecting initial findings in January with the final results released several weeks afterward.